April 6, 2017

Roster Moves, Pitching Assignments

The Red Sox have placed Xander Bogaerts and Matt Barnes on the three-day bereavement list. And the flu continues to make its way through the team, with Robbie Ross being sent to the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to April 3).

Reliever Noe Ramirez and infielders Deven Marrero and Marco Hernandez were called up as replacements.

Bogaerts should be available for the final game of the Red Sox's four-game series in Detroit, on Monday. Mookie Betts missed Wednesday's game because of the flu and his status for Friday afternoon's game will likely not be known until close to the 1 PM start time.

The pitchers for the Tigers series (all of the games are at 1 PM):
Friday: Steven Wright / Michael Fulmer
Saturday: Eduardo Rodriguez / Jordan Zimmermann
Sunday: Rick Porcello / Daniel Norris
Monday: Chris Sale / Justin Verlander
Drew Pomeranz, who had been expected to pitch on Sunday, will now get the ball on Tuesday, against the Orioles at Fenway Park.

From Elias:
Sandy Leon's 12th-inning walkoff home run gave the Red Sox a 3–0 win over the Pirates on Wednesday. He's the first player to hit a walkoff homer in a shutout win of 12 or more innings after having caught the entire game since the Cardinals' Del Rice did that on April 30, 1950. Rice's homer came in the 13th inning off Cubs starting pitcher Johnny Schmitz; St. Louis's starter, Harry Brecheen, also went the distance. ... Only three other Red Sox players have hit an extra-inning walkoff homer to end a shutout win: Carroll Hardy in 1962, Rico Petrocelli in 1971 and Dave Stapleton in 1980.

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